Saturday, February 23, 2008

face stuff

For a while now I have been using skin products from the Natural Source - they do an organic line and the Daintree line which is based on naturopathic principles. The products are great and reasonably priced, they come in reasonably sized containers and are not overpackaged. What more could you want? There are a few stores in Melbourne (including a new one in Bourke Street) and I guess they are around the country. They also do cosmetics - including mineral based makeup. Good stuff.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

this temperance business

When I read Daharja's post I was interested in her reference to the Seven Heavenly Virtues. I was particularly taken by the idea of temperance - of self control, abstention and moderation. Kind of an old fashioned idea, temperance, but one in which I am becoming increasing interested. Temperance is what this whole reduced consuming business is about really.

It has also come home to me on another level - after an indulgent Christmas, I took a look at what I was eating (and drinking). A food diary was a very revealing tool - I wrote down what I ate and drank every day for three weeks without making any effort to modify my consumption. And then I had a good look at it. All I can say is no wonder I can do with losing a few pounds! I truly thought I was eating and drinking fairly moderately - however the evidence was definitely to the contrary. So I am now making an effort to consume less on the bodily front - and consuming more appropriate to my physical needs. Am also participating (albeit passively) in Feb Fast - no alcohol for February. Has been a bit of a challenge on occasion, but so far so good.

Monday, February 4, 2008

more dog business

Have solved the issue of dog food being left over and stinking out the rubbish - got another dog. No issues re leftovers when there is a bit of competition ...

Here is the beautiful Maggie - another ex racing greyhound.